Date of Graduation

Spring 2018

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Education


Early Childhood Education

Research Sponsor

Valerie Sartor

First Reader

Lynn Kline

Second Reader

Shernavaz Vakil


This paper evaluates research to determine possible benefits and problems with early childhood foreign language education. It examines multiple studies conducted by different researchers in different settings to determine the key components of these programs and the expected outcomes. Using a poll as an instrument to measure, district opinions in foreign language programs are assessed; recommendations to slowly move towards early-start programs are suggested.